All or Nothing Fat Joe casts himself as a tough guy with a heart of gold. True, he raps about blown-out brains lying on someone's stomach, but he… 2005-06-14 Fat Joe Hip-Hop/Rap
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All or Nothing (2005)

Fat Joe | 'NOTHING' CAN STOP ME Fat Joe gives it his All
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'NOTHING' CAN STOP ME Fat Joe gives it his All

Details Release Date: Jun 14, 2005; Lead Performance: Fat Joe; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Fat Joe casts himself as a tough guy with a heart of gold. True, he raps about blown-out brains lying on someone's stomach, but he also takes time to big up his late pal Big Pun and deliver a heartwarming ballad on the virtues of loyalty in tough times. Unfortunately, he can't quite integrate his machismo and vulnerability into seamless artistry. On All or Nothing the result is a choppy gangsta party record, laced with sweetness.

Originally posted Jun 17, 2005 Published in issue #826-827 Jun 24, 2005 Order article reprints
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